WPI Cost of Attendance Changes

The following table and chart illustrate the changes in the total cost of attendance (COA) for Worcester Polytechnic Institute over the past 10 years. The COA has increased 31.73% for that period where the last year costs were $74,071. The total cost includes the tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs. The total costs vary by student tuition rates (i.e. in-state or out-of-state) and living facility (i.e. staying on or off campus).
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Cost of Attendance Changes of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Tuition & Fees Changes

The tuition & fees have increased 33.95% for the last 10 years where the 2022 tuition & fees are $54,640. The undergraduate tuition & fees has raised from $41,380 (2012) to $55,531 (2022) and the tuition increase rate is 33.95%. over the past decade. The graduate school tuition & fees has raised from $22,357 (year 2012) to $29,040 (year 2022).
Compared to colleges in Massachusetts, WPI's tuition increase rate is higher than the Massachusetts's average increase rate of 22.94%. Compare to all US colleges, it's increase rate is higher than the average increase rate of 19.95%. The following table and chart show the tuition & fees changes at Worcester Polytechnic Institute over last the 10 years.
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YearUndergraduateGraduateChanges By Year
2012-13$41,380$22,357-
2013-14$42,778$23,118 3.38%
2014-15$44,222$23,910 3.38%
2015-16$45,590$24,648 3.09%
2016-17$46,994$25,404 3.08%
2017-18$48,628$26,286 3.48%
2018-19$50,530$27,294 3.91%
2019-20$52,320$28,248 3.54%
2020-21$54,416$29,040 4.01%
2021-22$55,531$29,040 2.05%
Tuition & Fees Changes of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Books & Supplies Costs Changes

The costs for purchasing books & supplies required/recommended for courses have increased 20.00% from the year 2012 to 2022 where the current year costs are $1,200.
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YearBooks & SuppliesChanges by Year
2012-13$1,000-
2013-14$1,000 0.00%
2014-15$1,000 0.00%
2015-16$1,000 0.00%
2016-17$1,000 0.00%
2017-18$1,000 0.00%
2018-19$1,000 0.00%
2019-20$1,000 0.00%
2020-21$1,200 20.00%
2021-22$1,200 0.00%
Books & Supplies Costs Changes of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Living Costs Changes

The living costs including room, board, and other living expenses have increased 25.20% when a student lives on-campus facilities and 32.02% when living-off campus from the year 2012 to 2022. The following table shows the changes in living costs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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YearLiving On CampusLiving Off CampusChanges by Year
2012-13$13,850$13,850-
2013-14$14,282$14,282 3.12%
2014-15$14,282$14,282 0.00%
2015-16$14,610$14,610 2.30%
2016-17$14,936$14,936 2.23%
2017-18$15,418$15,418 3.23%
2018-19$15,974$15,974 3.61%
2019-20$16,502$16,502 3.31%
2020-21$16,680$16,680 1.08%
2021-22$17,340$17,340 3.96%
Living Costs Changes of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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